Silver Book Fact

The average total annual cost for an adult plan member with employer coverage and diagnosed diabetes who interacted with the health care system in 2009 was approximately $11,700, compared to $4,000 for an adult with employer coverage not known to have diabetes. 

Vojta D, De Sa J, Prospect T, Stevens S. Effective Interventions For Stemming the Growing Crisis Of Diabetes And Prediabetes: A National Payer’s Perspective. Health Aff. 2012; 31(1): 20-27. http://content.healthaffairs.org/content/31/1/20.short

Reference

Title
Effective Interventions For Stemming the Growing Crisis Of Diabetes And Prediabetes: A National Payer’s Perspective
Publication
Health Aff
Publisher
Project HOPE
Publication Date
2012
Authors
Vojta D, De Sa J, Prospect T, Stevens S
Volume & Issue
Volume 31, Issue 1
Pages
20-27
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

Related Facts

  • Conservative estimates predict that diabetes prevalence will increase 165% between 2000 and 2050.  
  • Medical costs are about $13,700 per year for those diagnosed with diabetes, 2.3 times higher than those without diabetes.  
  • The estimated number of physician office visits for treated diabetes increased from 25 million in 1994 to 36 million in 2007.  
  • In 2004, heart disease was noted on 68% of diabetes-related death certificates among Americans aged 65 and older.  
  • Global DR Prevalence
    The overall prevalence of global DR is 34.6%—6.96% for PDR, 6.81% for DME, and 10.2% for vision-threatening DR.